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Aug 30, 2013 4:00pm PDT
? and now, bbc "world news america." washington, from i'm kathy k. the obama administration makes the case, action against the syrian regime. >> the united states government 1429nows that at least syrians were killed in this attack. >> the president himself says he has not made up his mind, and any u.s. response to the chemical attacks will be limited. >> we are not considering any open-ended commitments, any boots on the ground approach. >> saying goodbye to seamus mosty, one of the world's treasured poets, has died at the age of 74. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america, and around the globe. inflicting messages from the obama administration about a possible military -- conflicting messages from the obama administration about a possible military intervention in syria. in muted remarks, the president insisted no decision had been made, and any action would be limited and narrow. is america going to attack the assad regime, and when? mark mardell starts our coverage. in a damascus suburb, witnessed second hand by the whole world is a challenge for america and its presid
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Aug 30, 2013 2:30pm PDT
this is "bbc world news america." funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years,and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and provide capital for key strategic decisions. we offer expertise and tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? and now, bbc "world news america." washington, from i'm kathy k. the obama administration makes the case, action against the syrian regime. >> the united states government 1429nows that at least syrians were killed in this attack. >> the president himself says he has not made up his mind, and any u.s. response to the chemical attacks will be limited. >> we are not considering any open-ended commitments, any boots on the ground approach. >> saying goodbye to seamus mosty, one of the world's treasured poets, has died at the age of 74. >> welcome to
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Aug 16, 2013 12:00am PDT
of the late steve jobs and a man who is defending the america's cup. i met with him last week at his home in woodside, california. >> america's cup wasn't racing the fast pest boats and we decided that the americas cup to capture the imagination of the modern world and children who can watch all of these other sports and participate, we had to modernize it, we had to make it exciting and extreme. >> rose: is there a cost of that have? >> i don't -- well, i think some people whoist withfully look back to the blue blazers and the brass buttons and the cute little ties with, you know, they'll miss the traditions of the america's cup which goes back to 1851. it's the oldest trowny sports. >> rose: larry ellison for the hour, next. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: larry ellison is the founder and c.e.o. of oracle, the third-richest man of the united states said to be worth $43 billion. he's also the sponsor and manager of oracle team u.s.a., the american sailing name the 2013america's cup competition. next month in sa
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Aug 13, 2013 4:00pm PDT
for you >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington. demonstrators gather outside an israeli prison where 26 palestinians are released just before peace talks are scheduled to start. former u.s. president bill clinton sits down with the bbc offering his view on america's struggle to feigned an alternative solution in syria. >> sometimes you are not going to win them all. >> doing nothing is better than something sometimes. >> sometimes. not always, but in this case i think yes. >> and a fireworks show brought to you by mother nature. many looked to the skies last night to see meteors flying across. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. tomorrow israeli and palestinian negotiators will meet in jerusalem to discuss peace for the first time in three years. the dialogue has been brokered by secretary of state john kerry, who insist the talks will go ahead, despite israel's announcement it is constructing new settlements. many israeli's object to the release of 26 prisoners, some in the p
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Aug 29, 2013 12:00am PDT
'll tell you, our work paid off. people came from all over america. some americans living abroad flew home to participate in the march. people came from almost every state, people from idaho, wyoming, montana, church groups, labor groups, student groups, just plain, everyday individuals. >> rose: and what did your heart say to you when you heard martin luther king say, "i have a dream?" >> when martin luther king jr. got to that place in that speech and said, "i have a dream today, a dream deeply rooted in the american dream," i knew he was preaching and he was really preaching. he knew it himself. he turned those marble steps of the lincoln memorial into a modern day pulpit and the crowds were with him. jackson did a song how we got over, how we got over, and the whole place just rocked and rocked. >> rose: let me give you some timeline. april 16, dr. king writes his famous letters from a birmingham jail, and responded to white alabama ministers who urged him to end the demonstration. on june 12 medgar edgars was assassinated. what did you end that day with that you might not have had bef
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Aug 20, 2013 3:00pm PDT
much america's diminishing influence throughout the middle east. one of the reasons the gulf states radio angry with the united states not only because of what happened today in egypt. it's because they see the president is weak on iran, weak on syria and israeli settlements and now they feel -- >> all of the leff village gone. >> and now they are stepping in and they have the means to do it. >> thank you both very much. >> thank you. >> online we have a map that shows where all u.s. military aid guess. still to come on "the news hour," al-jazeera america has its debut. same sex marriage in the states. the dolphins day at the white house. and lyme disease on the rise. first the eerp news of the day. >> pakistan's former president the some point in time be was smrmt there to -- weep have a report narrated by john gla armed personnel were stationed around the courthouse. this was not a moment that mush would treasure. he seemed reluctant to get out of his vehicle. but the country's former military ruler had little choice. he had been summoned to court. prosecutors were ready to indict
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Aug 13, 2013 2:30pm PDT
>> this is "bbc world news america." >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, and union bank. >> at union bank our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you are in, working for new captain. we offer sexe tees and tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington. demonstrators gather outside an israeli prison where 26 palestinians are released just before peace talks are scheduled to start. former u.s. president bill clinton sits down with the bbc offering his view on america's struggle to feigned an alternative solution in syria. >> sometimes you are not going to win them all. >> doing nothing is better than something sometimes. >> sometimes. not always, but in this case i think yes. >> and a fireworks show brought to you by mother nature. many look
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Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm PDT
." >> this is bbc world news america, reporting from washington. i am kathy k. former egyptian leader hosni mubarak is free and out of resin only two years after being deposed. >> this is depressingly symbolic at a time when the security reborn, theto be man who resided over it has been released from prison. >> as pressure mounts to allow united nations inspectors into the site of yesterday's alleged chemical attack, we investigate the evidence in syria. she sings and she dances and she acts. tonight, she talks about a life that has seen its share of ups and downs. our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. hosni mubarak served two years of a life sentence in prison before he was released today. the former egyptian president was flown by helicopter out of jail. to the hospital he is held under house arrest. he still faces charges of complicity in the killing of tahrir square protesters. >> supporters celebrate the turning back of the clock. many celebrated his removal but two years of turmoil have made many egyptians nostalgic. >> hosni mubarak was the best. and weere the be
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Aug 1, 2013 4:00pm PDT
? >> and now "bbc world news." >> this is "bbc world news america", i am katty kay. edward snowden trades the transit zone for asylum in russia. ariel castro, the man who abducted three women in ohio, is sentenced to life in prison plus 1000 years. first, he tried to explain himself. he helped announce the royal baby to the world. the palacee you to foot man west become a celebrity in calcutta. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. after a month of hiding out in the transit area of a moscow airport, tonight, former nsa contractor, edward snowden, has granted a years asylum in russia. this has strained relations between moscow and russia. president obama is under pressure to retaliate. an upcoming summit is in question. >> this was the moment this afternoon when edward snowden wearing a black rucksack with his back to the camera climbed into a car and disappeared into russia, the biggest country in the world. he had been stuck in limbo in the transit zone of the airport. he insisted he would not go to america to face trial. me aht, his lawyer showed c
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Aug 7, 2013 4:00pm PDT
? >> and now, "bbc world news america." president obama cancels a moscow summit with president putin. this after russia grantor -- granted edwards snowden asylum, sending at chill through relations. throughoutg flights the region. it cost billions and has the backing of key countries. inside a project which could power the future. pairs of atoms and infusing them together. this will release more energy. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. today relations between the u.s. and russia and another snack when president obama canceled a planned meeting with president putin in russia next month. this comes just days after russia decided to grant asylum to the former intelligence analyst, edwards noted. -- edward snowden. two towering figures on the world stage. relations between russia and washington have never been more, has hadpresident obama a major diplomatic snub aimed at president putin. edward snowden is at the center of the latest round. the former contractor fled america after leaking government secrets. the u.s. is unhappy after russia g
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Aug 9, 2013 4:00pm PDT
america." president obama announced his government surveillance program and assesses this deteriorating relationship with russia. >> we're doing things that are good for the united states and hopefully good for russia as well. but recognizing there are going to be some differences. we will not be able to completely disguise them. >> hiding in plain sight. this sicilian mafia boss was living in italy for decades. italy wants him back to serve his time. it is summer. it must be time for that vacation souvenir. we will trace how the trinkets have become big business. onwelcome to our viewers public television in america and around the globe. today president obama held a wide ranging press conference at the white house on the eve of leaving for his summer vacation. on the agenda was announcing new oversight and transparency in the surveillance programs that have come under fire. relations with russia were also front and center. presidenturged clinton to think forward instead of backward. tourged president putin think forward instead of backwards. u.s. foreign and defense
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Aug 27, 2013 4:00pm PDT
america." >> this is bbc world news america. reporting from washington, i am katty kay. as the world relate -- waits for a response to the theory and attack, forces are ready. >> we are ready to go. >> we are ready to go. order does come, what would military action look like? tonight, we assess the actions. a dream.id he had but 50 years after martin luther king delivered his famous speech, how much of it has come true? welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe. the u.s. is ready to launch a military strike against theory at a moments notice. that is what the defense secretary has told bbc news in an exclusive interview. the remarks came after suspected chemical attacks last week, and today, there was fresh fighting on the ground as the french point into the u.s. with some tough words on their own, saying they will punish those who decide to gas people. we start with our reporter who spoke to secretary chuck hagel. >> all dressed up and nowhere to go. were not able to carry out their work due to snipers, but due to which side, it is contest
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Aug 15, 2013 12:00am PDT
to the middle east that's different from america. he takes pride in that and on the basis of that he's made allies. to give snowden, a highly symbolic figure given the surveillance issue would have collided with what putin's done in international affairs. but at home he has a political elite. forget society. the political elite didn't want him to make this concession to the united states. >> rose: we conclude with julian guthrie, a journalist who has written a book about larry ellison called "the billionaire and the mechanic." it details the story of his quest for the america's cup. >> and it was expected that larry would partner with a better-known yacht club on san francisco's waterfront, the st. francis yacht club. and there's a fun story in the book about what happened or what didn't happen between the st. francis and larry ellison. but it's a story that doesn't come along very often and i became became very enamored with the drama of the two men before i became interested in the america's cup. >> rose: egypt, russia and the america's cup when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose c
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Aug 7, 2013 12:00pm PDT
in america." and also, about the sale of the "washington post." >> 2008 campaign was a campaign about hope and change, and an aspiration that barack obama gave to people that then he tried to fulfill. one of the reasons i called this book "collission 2012" was there was the america that voted in 2008 for barack obama, and there was the america that voted voten 2010 to bring republicans into power in the house, and the question was this was a clash between those two americas. >> rose: we conclude this evening with hugh laurie, the star of house, who has a new album, a blues albull called "didn't it rain." >> it's an extraordinary physical pleasure to me-- well, to everyone. this is a thing i keep thinking about with acting. acting is an intriguing and absorbing problem, but at the end of the day, after a hard day at work, nobody goes home and relaxes by doing a bit of acting. >> rose: same thing, yes. >> whereas with music, everybody-- no matter what their job is, it is probably one of the most common experiences. it's as common as sitting around the fire. >> rose: dan balz and hugh laurie
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Aug 1, 2013 2:30pm PDT
>> this is "bbc world news america." funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers use their -- work hard to understand the industry you operate in. we offer expertise and tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> this is "bbc world news america", i am katty kay. edward snowden trades the transit zone for asylum in russia. ariel castro, the man who abducted three women in ohio, is sentenced to life in prison plus 1000 years. first, he tried to explain himself. he helped announce the royal baby to the world. the palacee you to foot man west become a celebrity in calcutta. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. after a month of hiding out in the transit area of a moscow airport, tonight, former nsa contractor, edward snowden, has granted a years asylum in
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Aug 12, 2013 4:00pm PDT
." this is "bbc world news america ." reporting from washington, i'm jane o'brien. symbolic way felt president -- zimbabwe's president robert mugabe takes on rivals. james"whitey" bulger is found guilty. and we will meet the man who made it all the way to san francisco after getting a double long transplant. -- double lung transplant. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. in his first speech since the disputed july 31st election, zimbabwe's president robert mu gabe viciously attacked his opponents, saying they can "go and hang themselves." the chargey denied but at the vote was rigged. correspondent andrew harding has this report. victory?imous in not president mugabe's style. be's style.ident muga he had this to say. those who cannot handle defeat, can go hang themselves, said mr. mugabe. yet beenly he has not sworn in for another term. his opponents insist they have proof the election was stolen. -- theefeatedmdc nationd mdc spoke of a in mourning. willhave said they challenge the entire process in court. ehe court sides with mr. mugab in such matters.
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Aug 29, 2013 4:00pm PDT
." >> this is bbc world news america, reporting from washington, i am katty kay. says that if his country is attacked he will defend himself. if this happens, what kind of effect may this have? >> the horrific aftermath of an attack carried out allegedly by the syrian government using an incendiary bomb. we have this exclusive report. cuba is back in the ring after banning professional boxing for half a century. the punching is flying once again. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and across the globe. in washington, new york and london, there have been a series of tense meetings on syria. presidentt jet -- obama has briefed john boehner, and david cameron is talking to parliament. russia has called a meeting of the security council. no decision has been made but with a threat looming, president assad says that syria will defend itself. the syrian people are increasingly nervous as we report from damascus. it feels as if something big is coming to damascus. the supporters of president assad paraded on the hotel, outside of the where the u.n. inspectors and foreign c
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Aug 25, 2013 3:30pm PDT
the past 50 years. today america has its first black president. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >> and african americans do routinely hold top posts like secretary of state, attorney general, national security advisor. top corporations like merck, american express, mcdonald's and xerox have had or have now black ceo's. oprah winfrey is america's second black billionaire, following in the footsteps of publishing mogul robert l johnson. african americans are among the country's top sports stars and celebrities in fields one restricted by racing, swelling the ranks of black millionaires. yet in other ways america is far from king's dream. racial divides persist in income, educational achievement, and poverty. question, are we less conscious of race today than in 1963, more conscious of race today, or are things about the same? pat buchanan. >> i think we're probably more conscious right now, john, but i was at the march on washington. i was up there in the lincoln memorial when dr. king gave that address. and it was a moment really when the cresting of the civil rights movement,
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Aug 5, 2013 7:00pm PDT
it could affect manufacturing. we kick off a special series called made in america. >> it was a stunning late day capper today to a day of major news affecting the newspapers you read, the websites you visit, the tv networks you watch, and the cable systems you may subscribe to. amazon.com founder and ceo is buying the publishing business of the washington post company. which includes the fames newspaper for $250 million. the post long run by members of the eugene meyer and graham families reached the peak of its fame for tough reporting, during the watergate era. baso says, i understand the critical role the post plays in washington, d.c., and our nation, and the post's values will not change. according to an sec filing, the rest of the company will change its name within 60 days of the deal's closing and investors like the news. they sent shares of washington post higher after hours. >>> another media legend. newsweek, once owned by the washington post company was sold again. this time to ibt media. this is the all digital news publisher of the international business times. the price a
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Aug 6, 2013 2:30pm PDT
this is " bbc world news america." funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers use their hard to understand the opportunities you have and provide capital for tea, strategic decisions. we offer expertise and tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. >> andan we do for you? now, "bbc world news america." newshis is "bbc world america," reporting from washington. he inc. told to leave yemen being told to leave yemen immediately. and a trial opening in texas. celebrates an anniversary. how close did the mars rover come to finding life? welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe. a warning of an extremely high terrorism threat in yemen, and countries are removing their diplomatic staff. the warning to leave came after a suspected drone strike in yemen. those attacks are also fueling major tensions. hear
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Aug 6, 2013 4:00pm PDT
? now, "bbc world news america." newshis is "bbc world america," reporting from washington. he inc. told to leave yemen being told to leave yemen immediately. and a trial opening in texas. celebrates an anniversary. how close did the mars rover come to finding life? welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe. a warning of an extremely high terrorism threat in yemen, and countries are removing their diplomatic staff. the warning to leave came after a suspected drone strike in yemen. those attacks are also fueling major tensions. heart of the yemen al qaeda territory, and coverage begins with a special report. heading into southern yemen. for years, al qaeda in the arabian peninsula have planned attacks from this part of the country. operationsbeen yemen on the ground, and american drone strikes from the air and repeated al qaeda counterattacks. this is an attack on siege. street, we can find little public support for al qaeda, but plenty of anger over the drones. who do you blame for the destruction of your town? >> he and his two children were o
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Aug 8, 2013 4:00pm PDT
, "bbc world news." >> this is bbc world news america. reporting live from washington. denies that the rebels hit his convoy today as enjoying ase, and newfound freedom in pakistan. a bbc story free to this young girl from forced labor and hopefully opened a world of opportunity. >> the biggest change is she can take her place in the classroom and have a chance to learn. this seemed impossible before. their photograph captured faces -- a look at the groundbreaking work of walter evans. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and across the globe. the syrian government is describing rebel claims that the motorcade was hit today. assassination the attempt happened as he was going to a mosque to celebrate the end of ramadan. video of him unharmed has surfaced. >> no longer do western leaders say that president assad will be gone in months. his forces are making gains in the battlefield, and the war could last for years, leading to a refugee crisis of epic proportions. confidence is his message. on state television today he was shown smiling as he attended prayer
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Aug 14, 2013 4:00pm PDT
world news america." a crackdown against supporters mohamed morsi leaves at least 235 dead. but today's events are counterle and they run to egyptian aspirations for peace, inclusion, and genuine democracy. >> looking for the keys to cancer looking in our genes. research focuses on mutations which turns healthy tissue into tumors. an all-star cast brings history to the screen. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. egypt is under a state of emergency after a crackdown on supporters of deposed president mohammed morsi which left at least 235 dead and more than 2000 wounded. toice and troops row cap protest camps occupied by morsi supporters. there has been international condemnation in response. we spent the day on the streets of cairo. >> tonight, the mosque is on fire. violent days most and egyptian modern history, the last pieces of territory held by the islamists are burning. the islamists of egypt have lost a president. this morning, on one of the most violent days in egypt modern history, they tried to hold on to their last pieces of ter
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Aug 15, 2013 4:00pm PDT
america." >> this is "bbc world news america." thatay after the clashes killed more than 600 people in egypt, president obama condemned the violence but cut short of cutting off aid. >> our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets. >> a car bomb rips through a suburb of beirut, killing 18 people and a stronghold of hezbollah. revealed species was to the world today. actually it has been hiding in plain sight. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. egypt's capital city has been the scene of morning, anger, and unrest after the clashes between security forces and supporters that -- of mohamed morsi. more than 600 people have died and their opponents say the number is higher. tonight the un security council is getting an emergency briefing. jeremy bowen reports from cairo on the days events. the setsrought ice up of the mops because in cairo, dead bodies decompose sought -- quickly. inside there were 200 in trouts, surrounded by their families. they blame the army commander. this is my brother,
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Aug 16, 2013 2:30pm PDT
solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? "abc world news america." america."rld news reporting from washington, i'm laura trevelyan. violence returns to the streets of egypt. at least 50 people are killed as the muslim brotherhood's day of anger results in fierce battles with security forces. >> the last couple of minutes, there was fire into the wall just above where we were. several hundred people in the crowd have retreated. all this is a sign of the danger on the streets of cairo. >> thousands gathered to remember the 34 miners killed in south africa last year. mine officials say they are truly sorry. taking us in through music history. we will introduce you to our bones you have probably never heard of before, and maybe for good reason. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. it was legit again today on the streets of egypt. after a series of antigovernment protests across the country turned violent, at least 50 people are dead. supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi demonstrated following friday prayers. expressing
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Aug 26, 2013 4:00pm PDT
news america reporting from washington. i am jane o'briant. u.s. western inspectors are met with gunfire as they try to reach the site of a chemical attack. there is tough talk against the assad regime. >> make no mistake. president obama there must be accountability for those who would use the world most heinous weapons against the world's most honorable people. >> the high-profile trial draws to a close in china. now he also awaits the verdict. animals have long world rushes arctic oceans. oil and gas are moving and. tonight we look at the potential impact. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. a moral obscenity is what the u.s. secretary of state is accusing the assad regime of perpetrating against its own. today he ramped up the pressure by saying the syrian government was behind the use of chemical weapons last week and has now destroyed the evidence. this comes as inspectors trying to get to the scene of the alleged attack were fired on today. , watched byamascus the world, inspector set up this morning to visit one of the site of
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Aug 21, 2013 4:00pm PDT
world news to -- bbcw >> make sense of world news america. >>. opposition groups claim a massive chemical attack killed hundreds of people including children. mubarak could soon be released in jail and put under house and please do not try this at home. -- two-old are put in nine-year-old are in the record books after walking on the wing of the plane. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. today the opposition in theory claims the government of bashar al-assad killed hundreds of people in a chemical attack. photographs online show multiple casualties, including children. the un security council held an the meeting. a warning this report contains disturbing and upsetting images. >> just before don something terrible has happened in a damascus suburb. all the signs of a massive chemical attack. they bring in victim after victim. they are cap for breath. some have convulsions. breath.are cast in for -- gasping for breath. in the hospital it is chaos in the rush to help survivors. tooe are other pictures shocking to show. outside more big m sunri
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Aug 2, 2013 4:00pm PDT
solutions in a wide range of industries. >> andan we do for you? now, "bbc world news america." london, i'm from kathy k. the u.s. issues a global travel same al qaedathe threats that will close many american embassies on sunday. iran gets ready for an rouhani.tion of a son -- afghanistan's most first -- first female airplane pilot. >> welcome to our viewers. today the united states issued a global travel alert, citing an al qaeda threat. promptingsame thread the state department to close 21 of its embassies and consulates this sunday, mainly in the muslim world. according to officials, the challenge a potential terrorism is greatest in the middle east and north africa. unrest continues to rattle that region. i spoke with michael singer, a former director of middle east affairs at the white house national security council. you have been in the room when these decisions are made. what is it, the alert of this nature? >> as a government you have information that comes across the radar, which is serious and credible. you are under an obligation to share it publicly. it seems like
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Aug 2, 2013 7:00pm PDT
america, job growth slows, hourly earnings shrink. part time positions rise. what is behind the trends and what do they mean for the fed and your money? >>> frozen out. not even the rise in part time jobs is helping teenagers much. they can't find work and that is putting pressure on retailers. >> and know your options, when insurance won't cover your long-term care needs, what are the alternatives? we'll tackle that as we wrap up the series how to navigate long-term care. that and more tonight on "nightly business report" for friday, august 2nd. >>> good evening everyone. american businesses weren't hiring much in july. it was supported to show 183,000 new jobs were added. it didn't. only 162,000 people got jobs, the slowest month since march. the numbers for may and june were revised down. hampton pearson takes a closer look behind the numbers. the reason why the jobless rate is lower and the troubling trends in the market. >>> economiests say factors with employers adding just 162,000 workers to payroll, and a downward division of 26,000 jobs from the government for the pref warehou
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Aug 6, 2013 7:00pm PDT
are making a big come back and competing against foreign rivalers. our made in america series continues tonight on "nightly business report" for tuesday, august 6th. >>> good evening everyone. president obama taking aim today at boosting homeownership by proposing an overhaul of the massive mortgage market. his targets, long-term political hot potatoes. diana olick joins us from washington with more on what all this might mean. >> reporter: suzy, it should come as no surprise mortgage is front and center, as interest rates are rising, credit is the last barrier to full housing recovery. >> our housing market is beginning to heal. >> reporter: president obama returned to arizona, one of the hardest hit states in the housing crash four years after using this dessert backdrop. >> we got to turn the badpage o the bubble and bust. we need a housing system durable and fair and rewards responsibility for generations to come. >> reporter: it's reforming the nation's 10 trillion dollar mortgage market making it easier for home buyers and putting capital at the center of housing finance ask pulli
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Aug 7, 2013 7:00pm PDT
to see for ourselves in our special series made in america. we have all that and more tonight on "nightly business report" for wednesday, august 7th. >>> good evening everyone and welcome. call it the summer stumble. it doesn't qualify as a swoon or full fledged sale off yet but u.s. stocks fell dropping like dominos. japan notably declined 4% as the yen rose against the dollar. here in the u.s. investors seemed unsettled by reoccurring fed chatter thinking the u.s. may scale back stimulus in september maybe not. if not, maybe the end of the year. either way, investors didn't like it. the dow dropped 48 points and the nasdaq to 3654 and the s&p 500 closed at 1690 and change. >>> since 1987, august is the worst month for stocks, so what should investors do? joining us with his thoughts, global market strategist at jp morgan funds. andres there is a summer lull. what is the smart thing for investors to do? do you buy, sale, just sit tight? >> for the active investor, short-term investment horizon nobody wants to be a hero this august considering how strong the markets rallied. if you're a l
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Aug 8, 2013 7:00pm PDT
businesses to survive and thrive. we'll meet one owner whose putting the made in america slogan to the test as our special series continues tonight on "nightly business report" for thursday, august 8th. >>> good evening everyone. our top story tonight, banks under fire. remember those controversial financial products that were at the center of the financial crisis? they are back in the spotlight, and so is jp morgan chase. the bank revealed it's facing two investigations by the department of justice, both criminal and civil involving the sale of mortgage backed securities. as jackie reports, jp morgan isn't the only one under scrutiny as they ramp up investigations of the largest banks. >> reporter: the government is turning up the heat on banks about their dealings with mortgage backed securities. in a filing yesterday it's the target of parallel, civil and criminal invelst gages. the probe relates to low quality mortgages packaged and sold in securities between 2005 and 2007. the california prosecutor came to a preliminary conclusion jp morgan violated certain securities laws in connectio
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Aug 23, 2013 4:00pm PDT
>> this is "bbc world news america" reporting from washington. president obama says the alleged chemical attack in syria is a big event of grave concern but the british take it a step further. course we do believe that this is a chemical attack by the assad regime on a large scale. >> 40 people are killed and hundreds wounded after two car explosions ripped through the lebanese city of tripoli. one photographer shows us the many ways in which martin luther king is portrayed across the u.s.. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and all and around the globe. a big event of grave concern, that is how president obama has described the alleged chemical attack outside of damascus earlier this week. the british foreign secretary has said in no uncertain terms that his government leaves that syrian regime attacked its own people. even russia has joined calls for leading you when inspectors investigate. letting you when .nvestigators in >> treating the injured from the alleged chemical attack in the damascus suburbs. adults and children, frantic medical workers. still u
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